A new Agile certification scheme has been launched in response to a growing interest in Agile and the reported benefits for organisations.
We’ve learned much since 2006 and even 2009 and Alex, Emergn’s CEO, looks at some of the elements of past and present thinking that are worth sharing.
Agile practitioners who seek to improve their skills have a new training option available to them. At Agile2012 this week, Emergn announced its launch of Value, Flow, Quality (VFQ) Education, a work-based learning program that enables project managers, developers, testers and other team members to complete self-driven training, immediately applying skills while working on their […]
This podcast from the FT looks at how companies can use IT to bring new products to market more quickly, and how a new technical standard, COBIT 5, could help businesses improve their data security.
Project Portfolio Management – or PPM – is moving up the corporate agenda. This is good news for the IT department, because it aids better collaboration with ‘the business’, so that IT can be seen to tangibly add value and not viewed as just a cost centre. According to Gartner, PPM is evolving from just […]
The recession and public deficit have resulted in radical cuts to Treasury spending, but outsourcing still represents value for money. There is a determination to see smaller players get a slice of the outsourcing action, with the government pressing its spending departments to take more account of the services small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can […]
In an effort to become more nimble and responsive to changing market conditions, an increasing number of companies are using an iterative approach to software development known as Agile.
IT outsourcing may have been around for some time, but it has a patchy track record. While some may point the blame at suppliers or their customers, I would argue that it is often the techniques and methodologies that have failed.
Who told you Agile was any kind of a ‘silver bullet’? Brian Hanley of Agile consultancy Emergn – who is convinced the approach really has value – is nonethless worried about the hype and lack of realism.
Emergn, today announced that it has been named one of Consulting Magazine’s, “Seven to Watch” of 2012 as part of its annual “Seven Small Jewels” feature, which recognises standout companies with fewer than 250 consultants.